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Monday, February 28, 2005


              Jihad Winning in Holland
Holland has always been known as the most tolerant of all the European countries. In terms of Islamic immigration, they may have been too tolerant. A disturbing article in the New York Times shows that many Dutch just do not have it in the to fight, and are instead choosing to emigrate from their country.
This small nation is a magnet for immigrants, but statistics suggest there is a quickening flight of the white middle class. Dutch people pulling up roots said they felt a general pessimism about their small and crowded country and about the social tensions that had grown along with the waves of newcomers, most of them Muslims."The Dutch are living in a kind of pressure cooker atmosphere," Mr. Hiltemann said.

There is more than the concern about the rising complications of absorbing newcomers, now one-tenth of the population, many of them from largely Muslim countries. Many Dutch also seem bewildered that their country, run for decades on a cozy, political consensus, now seems so tense and prickly and bent on confrontation. Those leaving have been mostly lured by large English-speaking nations like Australia, New Zealand and Canada, where they say they hope to feel less constricted.
It is still a question which European country will be the first to adopt Sharia. It seems that Holland is now in the lead for that dubious distinction.
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